Designer Inspired DIY: Kate Spade Fortunada Barware


I just can’t seem to get enough right now. Kate Spade is my kryptonite. My very expensive kryptonite. Like everything else on her shelves, I am lusting after this set of lucky charm highball glasses. But so simple and easy to recreate at a fraction of the price.

Glass Etching Cream eats at the top layer of glass to create a frosted design on any piece. It’s easy and quick to use and can turn the most simple of dollar store highballs into something lust worthy.


I used the Martha Stewart Brand Glass Etching Cream and Adhesive Stencil Film.


4 highball glasses from a dollar store
Glass Etching Cream
Peel and Stick Vinyl Sheets or Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencil Film
Small Box Cutter


1. Print your designs and tape them to the vinyl sheet or stencil film.

2. On a magazine or suitable cutting surface, use a small box cutter to outline and cut out the design. You now have your own custom stencil.


Gross? Yes.

3.  Peel the backing off and position the stencil securely on the glass. Any glass surface the cream touches will be etched and after that has happened, there is no going back and fixing your mistake. So keep that in mind!

4. Follow directions on etching cream bottle and apply. For Martha Stewart brand etching cream, the directions are to apply liberally and wait 15 minutes before rinsing off with water.

It’s that easy. I feel like I walked right into Kate Spade and stole them off the shelves.



 Just couldn’t resist with my fourth lucky charm. (Go Chi O!)

What do you think? Worthy of the coveted spade?


About Girl of a 1000 Dreams

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3 Responses to Designer Inspired DIY: Kate Spade Fortunada Barware

  1. MaytagNMom says:

    Very nice etching! The glassware looks amazing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Easter Coming soon and it’s always great to see creative minds at work.


    Visiting from MONDAYFUNDAY @ C.R.A.F.T. linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois

  2. Chaney says:

    How adorable!! I’ve wanted to try this etching cream for awhile, but haven’t!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way – I love hearing from new people and finding new blogs!

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